Racing / South West Traveller Series

What is the SW Traveller Series and how do I enter?

The SW run a series of race days or weekends around the region. Event overall positions are accrued to generate and overall Traveller series score. The series is open to sailors sailing an International Topper class dinghy with a 6.4, 5.3 or 4.2 sail and who are members of a National Topper Class Association (ITCA), paid up members of the host club may enter any of the events. Non-members of ITCA may enter 1 training and 1 race event on a try before you buy basis to allow the young sailor to dip their toes in and see if they enjoy sailing in the Topper family.

The Traveller series is mase up of 8 race events, after 6 events the sailors can discard their worst 2 events so sailors do not have to commit to every event to achieve a good series score.

As well as event prizes usually presented at the host club after each event there will be series prizes awarded at the conclusion of the series.

As well as Traveller race days, most events have an ITCA open training day the same weekend, this enables our young sailors to get some professional race training and gain some confidence so join in the racing.

To enable a sailor to get a result in the Traveller series the sailor must members of a National Topper Class Association ( and simply enter one of the included race events. There is no entry fee or entry process to join the series, the sailor is entered automatically when they enter their first race event. 

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Date Venue Event Notes

Sat 22nd April

Sun 23rd April

Paignton SC ITCA Open Training / Traveller #1  

Sat 13th May

Sun 14th May

Saltash SC ITCA Open Training / Traveller #2  

Sat 3rd June

Sun 4th June

Castle Cove SC ITCA Open Training / Traveller #3  

Sat 8th July

Sun 9th July

Bristol Corinthian YC ITCA Open Training / Trevaller #4 Saturday 8th open training will be used as a selector event for the 2023/24 RYA RTG squad

Sat 9th Sept

Sun 10th Sept

Salcombe YC ITCA Open Training / Traveller #5  

Sat 16th Sept

Sun 17th Sept

Poole YC ‘Super South Championships’ Traveller # 6 (Autumn 2 ‘Super South Champs’ 2 days of championship racing. It is a combined traveller with the South and London/South-East regions. This will also be the Topper South West Area Championships. The event will be used as a selector event for the 2023/24 RYA RTG squad

Sat 7th Oct

Sun 8th Oct

Starcross YC Traveller # 7 (Autumn 3) ITCA Open Training Note the traveler is on the Saturday and ITCA training is on the Sunday

Sat 14th Oct

Sun 15th Oct

 Royal Western YC - Plymouth  ‘Final Fling’ SW Autumn Champs Traveller # 8 (Autumn 4  2 days of regatta racing. The Toppers will have their own class within a bigger regatta

To see the results of the 2022 series click

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